Welcome to Japan Direct

Direct Importer of Used Engines and Transmissions Since 1995

Welcome to UsedEngine.com!

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Japan Direct has been in the japanese engine import business for almost 2 decades and our reputation has always been quality. Unlike many of the JDM suppliers, Japan Direct tests every engine that comes through our doors. We check compression and timing as well as well as inspection for physical damage, signs of wear on integral components, exposure to moisture and the correctness of the application. Our expertise is in Japanese vehicles but we have the resources to acquire engines for every make and model, from Chevy Cavaliers to 3 series BMW’s.

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About Our Inventory

Our engines are sold as complete long blocks even though sometimes they come with intake and exhaust manifolds as well as the coil packs or distributors. Our product comes out of right hand steer vehicles so keeping the US electronics is almost always a must. By using the US intake manifold, exhaust manfiold and coil pack or distributor, this will ensure that the engine is still operating with the OEM electronics with the OEM wiring harness. Likewise, our transmissions have switches, sensors and solenoid packs that are used to a right hand steer wiring harness so it is common to need to switch these parts from our Japanese transmissions to your american electronics to make sure they operate as the US vehicles were intended. It is always best to call and speak to one of our professionals one on one to make sure the application is the right fit for your vehicle, as well as getting total clarification on what may need to be changed to make sure your engine or transmission installation goes as smoothly as possible.